Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Abram is at a very curious stage which has been making keeping this updated a challenge. He used to sit placidly on my lap until he was sleeping - no more! He is not only crawling anywhere in the house he chooses to, he is pulling himself up on anything in the house he chooses to. He refuses to sit still unless sleeping. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Drew’s folks here. We rejoiced! We feasted! We worked! We played! Abigail and I made the menu together. We had gotten a stack of Thanksgiving books from the library which played into the size of the feast. Abigail wanted everything Little Bear had at his Thanksgiving. I made a few dishes every day so on Thanksgiving day I was able to really enjoy having Pa and Grandma here! Drew and his Dad wired a light by our back steps. Grandma and the kids watched Linea in Monet's Garden, a wonderful DVD from the library. Around 1:30 we sat down to a bountiful table. After cleaning up we all took a walk in the woods, then played a few games. Between Pa’s silly faces and Grandma’s skillful snapping we got a good family picture taken. When we got home we had pie and Drew read a bit about William Bradford, then exhorted us from God’s word. Before pajama time we played a few rounds of Catch Phrase. The weather was beautiful and the day great.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mary's Chocolate Peanutbutter Cookies

Mary Elisabeth loves making these cookies!

1 16 oz jar peanut butter (we prefer no sugar added)
1 Cup Honey
2 eggs
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes

Friday, November 10, 2006

Pondering and Ramblings

Time is racing by! I have been enjoying mothering more than ever these days. I contribute that to a greater understanding of Philippians 2 which has been on my heart recently. When Mary was first born I was so excited to be a mother but my excitment soon waned as she encrouched on MY time, space and freedom. Mind you Mary was a particularily colicy little bundle of red screaming flesh which I could use as an out, but the fact is I didn't always enjoy my role. Now although the demands on my time are far greater by the grace of God I see my selfish ways in light of Christ's sufferings and am REALLY enjoying giving of myself for the sake of these blessings in training. Here is some of what has been keeping us so busy?
* Visits from Great Grandma!
* Daily Chores
* Hiking
* Making Applesauce for the first time
* Some School too I guess :-)
Ever since we watched a documentary on the life of Sacagawea and her adventures with Lewis and Clark Abigail has walked, talked, eaten, talked, played, read, talked, dreamed and talked, did I mention she likes to talk. . . INDIANS. We have launched into a new way of life around here! Monday we made Indian dresses. See if you can find the flickr picture of Abigail in her dress, telling Grandma all about, you guessed it, INDIANS!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Leslie Johnny Poem

Leslie Johnny Poem had a big sheep
they had a stall white and tall
with a big creek.

by Jacob

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